today, in fact, that measure passed the arkansas senate by a vote of 26-8. there are also fertilized egg is a person abortion bans that have been put forward this year already in north dakota, oklahoma, south carolina, and virginia. this is the kind of ban that is likely to not just completely ban all abortion but to also affect birth control and even fertility treatment. it's the kind of abortion and birth control ban that has failed every time it's been put to a vote, a popular vote, including in 2011 by the voters of mississippi. but it is being pushed right now in four states. there are new restrictions on how women are allowed to access medication abortions, the abortion pill. in alabama, indiana, iowa, missouri, mississippi, and texas 37 there are new forced ultrasound bills in indiana, missouri, mississippi, new mexico, wyoming. there's also that bill in new mexico that seeks to ban abortions for rape victims specifically based on the assertion that the pregnancy is evidence of the rape and so a doctor can be sent to prison for tampering with that evidence.